Cats Need Forever Home: Perkiomenville shelter

We need YOUR help Facebook friends! Our Perkiomenville shelter recently took in 22 cats when their owner realized they couldn’t provide the care that they required. This situation got out of control because the family didn’t have their cat spayed and before they knew it their feline population was out of control. These cats were all kept inside and they are reportedly litterbox trained and good with children. Many of them are very friendly & sweet and they range in age from 4 months to about a year of age. They will be spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. If you have been considering adding a cat to your home now is a great time to consider adoption. If you’re not in a position to adopt please share this post to help us find loving homes for these felines in need. This collage of pictures is just a few of many great cats that are in need of a home.
If you’re interested in meeting and potentially adopting one or two 🙂 , please fill out an application located on our website http://www.montgomerycountyspca.org If you’re not in a position to adopt please share their post to help us find them a great home. They are currently housed at our Perkiomenville facility.

More information and adoptable companions can be located here: https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyspca/

Romanian Pound Won’t Feed Dogs for 12 Days of Christmas.

WAV Link:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/12/17/romanian-pound-wont-feed-dogs-for-12-days-of-christmas-we-ask-for-your-help-to-resolve/

A message from Harmony Fund;

Romanian Pound Won’t Feed Dogs for 12 Days of Christmas

We’ve learned that more than 400 dogs at the Mioveni pound in Romania will be on their own for 12 days beginning on Christmas Eve. No workers are expected to come in over the holidays, leaving the dogs without food and water. Especially during the cold weather when these dogs have only minimal shelter from the cold, mealtime is the most important time of day. We can’t let them go hungry.

Typically, these dogs receive leftover food from the local prison and from a car factory. It is a mix of food scraps that also includes toothpicks, orange and banana peels, napkins and other garbage. We’re in negotiations now to try to change that diet and to make sweeping improvements to the dog pound over the next few years, but the first step is to make sure the dogs don’t go hungry this month.

It will cost $130 each day to provide 23 sacks of kibble for the dogs, plus a bit of extra money to compel workers to come in to work those days. We will need repeat this all the days the workers are scheduled to be on vacation from Christmas Eve straight through to January 4. If your contributions exceed the cost of 12 days of dog food, we will be able to help with more good quality food in January and February and this will also help us feed many other dogs and cats in Romania who are also at risk of going hungry.

Link to help feed the Romanian dogs this Christmas:

https://harmonyfund.org/donation/feed-dogs-romania-christmas

To donate by mail, send to: To Donate by Mail

Cheques may be addressed to Harmony Fund.
800 Main Street, Suite 217, Holden, MA 01520, USA

Meet Ada and Drake, FOX8’s Pets of the Week | myfox8.com

Ada and Drake are our Pets of the Week! These two adorable kittens were left at the animal shelter in a box. Now, they’re looking for a family to grow up with. For more information, contact the Happy Hills Animal Foundation at (336) 622-3620.
— Read on myfox8.com/2019/10/01/meet-ada-and-drake-fox8s-pets-of-the-week/

Meet Jasmine and Violet, FOX8’s Pet of the Week — myfox8.com

Jasmine and Violet are our Pets of the Week. This pair likes spending time together and with other cats and even dogs. Contact Red Dog Farm at (336) 288-7006.

Meet Jasmine and Violet, FOX8’s Pet of the Week — myfox8.com

Cats and Eye Contact

Why do cats avoid direct eye contact?
I have been asked this many times, during my time watching other people’s cats or while helping with hand raising kittens. Direct eye contact with any cat as I learned from veterinarians and cat specialists, is a dominance or sense of threat issue. Most cats if not all dislike direct eye contact.

Cats in some aspect are a solitary species, in most cases they are the dominant thinking animal in a household. There are techniques that can be used to win over your cat, one of which, many know since the show “My Cat From Hell” came out on Animal Planet. Is blinking very slowly, if the cat should return your stare with the exact same slow blink, then they love you.

However, as I have written previously – Cats show their affection in other ways, such as head bunting or nibbling your nose, ears and or toes. Avoiding direct eye contact is a normal behaviour for many cats.

Yet, there are other quirky things about cats. You ever notice when a friend or family member who dislikes cats is staying over and your cat automatically seems attracted to this. Generally, it is because those that dislike cats will not make eye contact, so the cats see this as non-threatening and non-dominant behaviour.

Cats love being dominant in their own way.

Yet cats, like with any companion animal are there as a friend. They may not be as loyal as a dog, yet they can sense when things are going awry in your life and will comfort you. When many people take cats for granted by disregarding them as nothing but pests, it breaks my heart to see or even hear how some humans just abandoned them at shelters.

Companions or any animal are not something you give as a “present” during holidays or birthdays. Remember this next time you go out to buy or even adopt a companion animal for someone else.

However, as an advocate I am more for ADOPTING than buying a companion, especially when there are shelter animals dying on a daily basis.

Adopt don’t shop.

Don’t Dump Animals On The Street

There are advocates out there driven by emotions instead of logic. These advocates are a danger for animal kind. A friend of ours encountered such a person on a public forum. While defending responsible owners for surrendering their beloved companions to a shelter, because they fell on hard times. Losing a job and forced to move out of state, to a place that has restrictions, is all too familiar to our friend.

The moment that our friend defended the owner was the very moment an irrational advocate lunged at her verbally.

Stating: ” I would rather go hungry and die before placing my fur kids in the shelter. I would even rather see them running free on the streets” among other hateful words.

Okay, let’s make some things very clear here about dumping your animals on the streets.

First Your animals are domesticated, they have no clue how to survive without human intervention.

Second, not everyone is kind to strays or homeless beings. Rocks are thrown, people put poison in food or water. Dog fighters pick up strays to use as baiting. Some people even shoot to kill.

Third, if cruel people don’t get a hold of the now new stray that you just casually dumped. The elements will, by which we mean your dumped companion can die from exposure. Heat, cold, other animals and or cars. Not to mention the slow painful way to die by way of starvation.

Fourth, on top of all that if your companion isn’t spayed or neutered, what do you think happens? The stray population grows, and the majority of the time it causes a FERAL colony. Which is not only dangerous for the general public yet also dangerous for the animals.

Yes, most shelters kill to make room. Others use a fostering program to make room. And about a third are a pet store affiliated facility that makes room for new animals by giving animals to pet stores, such as PetSmart and Petco.

People have options when it comes to surrendering their animals for any legitimate reasoning.

Dumping them on the street IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be one of those options.

Those who advocate for dumping on the street are those who have no true compassion for animal life. Streetlife is full of suffrage and it’s no place for any living beings.

So please, use the shelters, or find a home for your companions. Just don’t dump them on the streets.